Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On Turning 40 and Adjusting My Goals Downward

I turn 40 next Monday, and my still-somewhat-misnamed Actual 40th Birthday Commemoration is this Saturday (March 24, 9pm, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern in Herndon if you're interested).


Two weeks ago, I had in mind the goal of getting down from my current weight (about 142), to my driver's license weight (well, the weight that I was when I last renewed my license, 5 years ago), which was about 130... by my birthday.

The problem with that was, I'd last been on a weight gain workout cycle, followed by three months of not going to the gym.

Also, there was St. Patrick's Day. And after a week of fairly rigorous exercise and slightly careful eating, I dropped a whole half-pound. So that ended fairly quickly.

Of course, I may simply be replacing fat with muscle (my belt feels like it's slightly looser so far).

Up until this point, I've always been a hard gainer -- even up until fairly recently, I'd skip a lunch or two and lose a pound of real weight.

Anyway, my revised fitness goal is to not worry about it until later.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bisnow's Single's Schmooze: Two Hours of

Bisnow's Singles Schmooze is Tuesday night. Billing itself as "Two hours of Cocktails, Hors D'Oeuvres & DC's Most-Eligible Professionals," I haven't been and don't plan to.

Here's the event invitation email, presented with an unfortunate truncation, a big red box, and no further comment:


I can't attest to the accuracy of either the tagline or the subject line. Register now.